This Day in Dayton, 7 November
November is the time for elections, in Dayton as well as elsewhere. I haven’t collected articles on all the elections, but here are those I have in my file.
In 1983, parties appeared for the first time in Dayton, when a number of candidates ran as Republicans. The votes reported, with winners in capital letters, were:
- Clerk-Treasurer: RITA HICKS (C) 146; Janice Tripp (R) 81; JoRita Milikan (I) 67.
- 1st Ward: Glen Michael (C) 92, MICHAEL BOAS (R) 177.
- 2nd Ward: KENNETH YOST (C) 157, Stephen Yost (R) 69, Jeffery Taylor (I) 66.
- 3rd Ward: BETTY WINSTEAD (C) 170, Phillip Leighty (I) 81.
- 4th Ward: HARRIS HINE (C) 142, Crystal Brehmer (R) 120.
- 5th Ward: Ralph Vanderkolk (C) 124, JOHN McDOWELL (R) 140.
- Code: Citizens (C), Republican (R), Independent (I)
Sometime in the late 1990s, LADONNA SNYDER was elected Town Clerk. I don’t have a clipping from this election, so I can’t list who the town board members were. At some point the wards were reduced from five to three with two at-large seats.